The Ivey Business School at Western University today announced the former Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen S. Poloz, has been appointed Chair of the Advisory Council of the Ivey Business School’s Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management. Joining Poloz as a newly appointed Council member will be The Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Paul Wells, Senior Writer, Maclean’s magazine will serve as a Fellow to the Centre. All three appointees are graduates of Western.
“I look forward to working with the team at the Ivey Lawrence Centre at a time when Canadians will be expecting even more from our long-term economic policies,” said Poloz.
Three research pillars will guide the Ivey Lawrence Centre – digital innovation, physical infrastructure, and trade. These areas reflect national priorities, as the public and private sectors seek to build capacity and strengthen Canada’s economy in post-pandemic recovery.
Founded in 2002, the Lawrence National Centre for Policy Management at the Ivey Business School develops evidence-based research driven by collaboration between business, government, and academia. The Centre advances research to inform the policies that will ensure a powerful future for Canada. The announcement comes within days of Western University announcing it has partnered with Bell Canada to create an advanced 5G research centre – turning the campus into a ‘living lab.’
“The Centre’s mission is to advocate for sound policy through research at the intersection of digital, physical, and trade infrastructure,” said Romel Mostafa, director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management. “We are incredibly inspired to be working with our newest advisory council members to advance evidence-based policy for the